The edge of the body has disappeared; the environment has seeped inside and come to live amongst body parts; the nervous system feels its way far beyond the skin.
Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Explicit Contents is a new dance work from acclaimed Sydney-based choreographer, Rhiannon Newton. Describing visceral transactions between humans and their worlds, the work tells hyper-real stories about the contents of two bodies as they are made and remade by the forces of their surroundings. Burning and cooling, hungering and satiating, incorporating and expelling, the body becomes an explicit site of action and exchange.
Featuring Sydney-based dancers, Ivey Wawn and David Huggins, and sound design by Peter Lenaerts (Brussels/Sydney), Explicit Contents presents an evocative journey through the body’s entanglement with the environment. Reimagining bodies as watery vessels, techno-chemical conglomerates and thermo-dynamic machines, this new work not only asks what impacts humans are having on their environment, but questions what these impacts feel like.
Wed 6 Jan at 7.30pm
Thu 7 Jan at 7.30pm
Fri 8 Jan at 6pm
Fri 8 Jan at 8.30pm
Sat 9 Jan at 4.30pm*
Sat 9 Jan at 7.30pm
* Relaxed Performance w/ Audio Description, Auslan Interpretation and 4pm Tactile Tour
Reserved Full Price – $30
+ booking fee
Please note that paired seats cannot be split, therefore if you are after a single seat please select a seat that is on its own.
If you are after other configurations, please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.
The 4.30pm performance on Saturday 9 January will be a relaxed performance with Audio Description, Auslan Interpretation and a 4pm Tactile Tour beforehand.
Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
A strict lockout period applies. Please arrive early to avoid dissapointment.
Warning – this performance may contain nudity.
Director and Choreographer Rhiannon Newton
Performer Ivey Wawn
Performer David Huggins
Music and Sound design Peter Lenaerts
Dramaturg Lizzie Thomson
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
Costume Designer Agnes Choi
Outside Eye Nikki Heywood and Victoria Hunt
Producer Anthea Doropoulos
Assistant Producer Nikoletta Minns
Photo: Rafaela Pandolfini
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